GetSystemTime function

Retrieves the current system date and time. The system time is expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

To retrieve the current system date and time in local time, use the GetLocalTime function.

Syntax

void GetSystemTime(
  LPSYSTEMTIME lpSystemTime
);

Parameters

lpSystemTime

A pointer to a SYSTEMTIME structure to receive the current system date and time. The lpSystemTime parameter must not be NULL. Using NULL will result in an access violation.

Return Value

This function does not return a value or provide extended error information.

Remarks

To set the current system date and time, use the SetSystemTime function.

Examples

For an example, see SYSTEMTIME.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps | UWP apps]
Target Platform Windows
Header sysinfoapi.h (include Windows.h)
Library Kernel32.lib
DLL Kernel32.dll

See Also

GetLocalTime

GetSystemTimeAdjustment

GetSystemTimeAsFileTime

SYSTEMTIME

SetSystemTime

System Time

Time Functions